Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization

ACU’s chapter of CEO is a student led organization that fosters interest in entrepreneurship. The focus is to inspire, connect, and support students to think like entrepreneurs and network with like-minded students. CEO is the premier entrepreneurship network for college students with chapters at colleges and universities across the nation.

Join CEO for free

All ACU students are invited to join CEO. There is no cost to join. Simply complete this short form to join as a prospective member and attend three events in the same semester to become an official member.

CEO Chapel: Entrepreneur Speaker Series

CEO hosts a weekly meeting on Wednesday during chapel. Most weeks we host a guest entrepreneur as part of the Entrepreneur Speaker Series. The guest shares their wisdom and experience about launching a venture. It's also a great opportunity for students across campus who are interested in entrepreneurship to network and get to know each other.

Exclusive Member Events  

The following events are only open to CEO members:

  • CEO National Conference
    Members can attend the national conference in Orlando, Florida from October 30-November 2.
  • ACU Entrepreneur Network Dinner
    Part of ACU Startup Week in November, this event gives CEO members an exclusive opportunity to network with a number of ACU alumni who return to campus. Members will be given the opportunity to indicate which entrepreneurs they prefer to sit with.
  • CEO Golf Tournament
    In conjunction with the Springboard Awards Dinner, CEO hosts a golf tournament giving members a chance to play a round with one or two experienced ACU entrepreneurs. More details about how to sign-up for this event will be announced later in the fall semester.
  • CEO Service Week
    Members will be invited to join CEO on a special service week during spring break with Mission Lazarus in Honduras.
  • CEO at SXSW
    Members will have the opportunity to participate in the South by Southwest conferences in Austin, TX. SXSW is one of Texas' largest showcases of various industries as well as one of the most powerful networking opportunities.
Exclusive Member Benefits  

In addition, CEO members have an opportunity to receive the following exclusive benefits:

  • Scholarships
    The Griggs Center's fellows program is only open to CEO members entering their junior year. The program includes scholarships, vouchers for Griggs Center programs, and exclusive networking opportunities with visiting entrepreneurs.
  • Chance to Win Free Tuition
    ACU's Students Association and CEO will partner to bring the Christmas Slam basketball event to campus in December 2014. As part of Christmas Slam, two CEO members will be selected to shoot at halftime for a chance to win a full year's tuition.
  • ACU Entrepreneur Network
    CEO members are the only students allowed to join the ACU Entrepreneur Network on LinkedIn.

The students serving as CEO officers for the 2014-15 school year are as follows:

Officer Position Student
PresidentRudy Garza
Executive Vice PresidentStephen Collins
Vice President - FundraisingJason McVey
Vice President - MembershipMaryn Evans
Vice President - ServiceReagan Jeffries
Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Jim Litton 
Director of the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy and Assistant Professor

Springboard Ideas Challenge
If you have an idea for a business, this is a chance to win up to $10,000 to help turn your idea into a reality.
If you have an idea for a business, this is a chance to win up to $10,000 to help turn your idea into a reality.

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